Christmas Surprise*

This was written with the use of PSP X3. 
You may recreate it any version of PSP.

PTU Christmas Time created by Pink Candy Designs
You can purchase this beautiful kit

Artwork of © Keith Garvey
Currently available at   Garv-Girls .
You will need a license to use this artwork. 

Snowflake Animation Here.
Font of choice 

Masks wsl_196 & wsl_ 84  by Weescotslass.

New transparent raster layer 800 x 800.

You can resize or crop later.

Select the frame copy paste as new layer.
Click inside with Magic wand Selections Modify Expand by 5.
Add a new raster layer then open pp12 copy paste into selection,
 Deselect. Drag layer below frame layer.

Select rudolph copy paste as new layer.
Resize move below frame layer.
Select bear copy paste as new layer
Resize place next to rudolph.

Select sparkle2 copy paste as new layer.
Adjust over frame till your happy with placement.

Select tree copy paste as new layer move to left of frame.

Select sparkle3 copy paste as new layer move over the top of the tree.
Use your Pick tool to angel over tree, see tag.

Select bow2 copy paste as new layer.
Move to top of frame resize to fit.

Select sign copy paste as new layer.
Move to front of tree resize.

Select your tube of choice copy paste as new layer.
Move to right of layer add a drop shadow.

Select present2 copy paste as new layer.
Move to left of layer duplicate move next to tube.

Select cat copy paste as new layer.
Resize then drag below present2 next to tube, see tag.

Select kitty copy paste as new layer drag next to sign.

New raster layer then select pp7 copy paste into selection.
Apply mask wsl_196 merge group.

New raster layer open pp4 copy paste into selection.
Apply mask wsl_84 merge group.

Animation Shop

Open Animation Shop. 
Open your snow animation  Select all then
 File Export Frames to PSP
 then click back into PSP.

This is a easier than trying to fit a square animation
 into a round frame.
I'm sure you will be happy with the results.

You will now have ten frames for the snow animation.
Click on the Frame paper layer. Now add 10 rasters layers
 number them from 1-10.
Using your Selection Tool change to Circle.
On Raster layer 1 draw out a circle slightly larger than the frame.
Click on Snow animation Copy then on raster  layer 1
Paste into selection.Close out this layer click on layer 2
Click back to snow animation copy layer 2 then
 paste into selection on raster layer 2.
Repeat this till you have all 10- layers copied.
Close your snow animation click No when asked twice.

Close out raster layers 2-10.Edit Copy Special-Copy Merged.
Click in AS then Paste as new animation.
Closeout layer1 open layer 2 repeat as above.
This time Paste After Current Frame.
Repeat for all the other layers.

Check your animation if happy save as a Gif

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it.
I'd love to see your results so that I can show them on my Blog.

Tutorial by © Maree *(DesignsbyFalcon) 2012.